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CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 2:00pm EST
, which is another way of saying austerity. president obama got it right when he said that companies are awash with cash. what they are missing is enough customers out there to prompt demand and justify them spending more on plants and equipment. businesses need customers. they do not create jobs. austerity is the opposite of income creating sales. it reduces income. tax increases reduce income. spending cuts reduce income. both, i would argue, are the wrong medicine for the economy today. we have seen the effects of austerity. we do not want to follow, these countries over the cliff and gratuitously -- we do not want to follow these countries over the cliff gratuitously. [applause] thank you. >> i want to talk to brad. take the next. >> i have a couple of things to say. our $2 trillion figure is not a recommendation. it is actually a response to the fact that everyone thinks that $4 trillion is what is needed to achieve -- a debt stabilization gold, stabilizing debt to gdp, to keep that from rising faster than the economy, which ultimately is unsustainable -- how long that is sustai
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 2:00pm EST
under recorder million dollars. out as a republican vote against a tax cut? right now, a lot of the advantage in the negotiation, for the first time, is with obama. i think he is smart enough to use it. >> but it is interesting, here is counter intuitive, it may well be over the next four years that the president has trouble with republicans, whether they laid down or not, then some of his own nominal supporters on the left to certainly interpret this election as a mandate not to touch social security, not to touch the entitlement programs. and clearly if there is to be a grand bargain, however you define that, it will entail not only increased revenues, but it will require some very difficult program cuts. and that may turn out to be the most controversial, most difficult, most demanding test the president confronts. >> i think the problem will be people within his own party, but i go back to your point, and that is what is going to hold the republicans up. they have to get beyond grover norquist and somebody has to stand up and say that was fine back then, we have won elections on
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2012 2:00am EST
corresponding to right now in obama's presidency. does anyone know what gdp was then? 7.2%. our ideas work. their ideas do not. if you want the 23 million people struggling finding work to get jobs, the answer is simple. you need growth. to get growth, you have got to reduce and simplify the tax burden, reduce regulations, and unchain small businesses and entrepreneurs. over six -- over 50% of americans who voted on election day believed the economy was george bush's. there is a reason for that. president obama said that every single day and was on sunday. and we never responded. republicans were so terrified of uttering the words george w. bush that we never responded. let me give you another example. all of you are familiar with the quote, war on the metal. the president and every democrat went throughout this campaign saying, republicans want to take away contraception. what utter and complete nonsense. i do not know a single republican on the face of the globe who wants to take away anybody's contraception. my wife and i have two little girls. i am thrilled we do not have 17. [lau
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
technology industries of the future and i think that plays an important role. you know the obama vision was one where they thought better suited the country. and there is no question on social issues. whether it is women's health care, immigration, gay rights. there are a set of issues particularly for younger voters so, people vote very, very carefully. the economy was a dominant issue. i think that is why ultimately some people chose the president to continue the journey we are on. now quickly in terms of democracy, you know we don't know this for sure, but we could be seeing very different elections. that of that in 2010, 14, maybe 18 will be quite a bit different. the comments i made two years ago were predicated on what we thought would happen in a presidential year. the latino turnout was surging. president winning more of the latino votes but even winning the cuban votes. you saw young votes exceeding the turnout from four years ago surprising most analysts. you saw african american turnout. you saw the excitement of the first african american president was four years ago.
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 10:00am EST
not keen on democracy as america preaches it. heading into another four years of the obama administration, where are we, and why are we here, and how do we get somewhere else? what went wrong, what is going right, and what to do about it going forward? >> first of all, i do not think that favorability ratings and the pew surveys of evidence of whether we're doing something wrong or right. i think it is a huge mistake for anybody who practices public diplomacy to think that his or her job is to win a popularity contest. well i guess maybe some of us who were in the bush administration can take a certain pleasure in effect in 2008, the favorability ratings for the united states were higher in four out of the five surveyed arab countries -- i am not even going to bring that up. [laughter] and it is a big mistake. in my view, and what i tried to do during my short tenure as undersecretary, is try to focus attention on what public diplomacy can do to achieve specific ends that are part of their goals in foreign policy and national security policy. that is what public diplomacy i
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